On August 8th, Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 670 SoC, the latest product of the Snapdragon 600 series, with superior performance, stronger camera functions, and better AI functions. The Snapdragon 670 mobile platform is built with a 10nm process technology and has the same Kryo 360 architecture as the Snapdragon 710. It consists of two large cores with a frequency of 2.0GHz and six small cores with a frequency of 1.7GHz. The SD670 has a 15% performance improvement over the previous generation Snapdragon 660 processor.
The Snapdragon 670 chip comes with an Adreno 615 GPU which is 35% better than the Adreno 512 on the previous generation Snapdragon 660 platform. At the same time, the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4X memory and supports QC4.0+ fast charging technology. With the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, the network connection speed is also better.
This chip integrates the same third-generation AI engine, Hexagon 685 DSP vector processing unit as the Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 710. The AI processing capacity has been greatly improved, and the AI performance is 1.8 times better than that of the Snapdragon 660 SoC. This ensures that it supports more AI algorithm framework and there is near real-time response without a network connection. This chip also adds improvements in privacy and reliability. The ISP image signal processor of the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform uses the Spectra 250 to support a single 25MP camera and dual 16MP cameras, in addition to 4K 30FPS video recording. There is a considerable improvement in the noise control when images are taken in dynamic situations or in low light environments.
According to the announcement of Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform has already begun to ship, and soon there will be a mobile phone equipped with the Snapdragon 670. From previous speculations, OPPO will likely be the first company to adopt this SoC. The Snapdragon 660 was first launched by OPPO R11, and the SD670 is also likely to be handed over to OPPO. At the same time, OPPO will soon release the new OPPO R17. It is very likely that this product will be equipped with the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform.